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micelles
Subject Category
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
Particles consisting of aggregates of molecules held loosely together by secondary bonds. The surface of micelles are usually comprised of amphiphatic compounds that are oriented in a way that minimizes the energy of interaction between the micelle and its environment. Liquids that contain large numbers of suspended micelles are referred to as emulsions.
Definition Source
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Broader Term
physical phases
Related Term
colloids
emulsions
ionic surfactants
Spanish
micelas
Term Number
142651